Added reply in a thread 2021 ktm or gasgas 450? 10/20/2020 11:08 AM

They are supposed to be DID rims with no name on them.

Added reply in a thread Barcia Confirmed for GasGas? 10/20/2020 9:08 AM

I guess that since there is no news that Barcia's Yamaha contract must be thru the end of October.

Added reply in a thread Suzuki on top of motorcycling 10/19/2020 12:25 PM

My understanding is that the big reason companies go MotoGP racing are sales in China, India and other eastern markets. Which are by the way much bigger than the US market. MotoGP and Dakar are big deals in eastern markets. Its why Honda went back to ... more »

Added reply in a thread What the heck DC, Im done 10/11/2020 11:42 AM

Exactly, and you live in Michigan, very much a swing state. Same as when you search something one time and they follow you around everywhere online after.

Added reply in a thread 350xcf or 300xc 10/9/2020 7:13 AM

I have raced both a lot. I'm faster on the 350 but the 300 is more fun. I will say I have not spent much time on the TPI. If your races are more open then the 350 is faster. More technical and the 300 is better. Pretty sure there are no leftover 20's. ... more »

Added reply in a thread School me on the KTM 200 engine 10/4/2020 8:08 AM

It was on a 09 200 XC. Last year they made that bike. He put the ignition and 38 mm carb from the same year 125 SX. The 200 then was running a 36 to make it more of a bottom to mid bike. Ran a FMF Fatty and shorty silencer.

Added reply in a thread School me on the KTM 200 engine 10/4/2020 6:38 AM

Had a customer put a 125 SX ignition and 38 mm carb on one once and that thing was amazing.

Added reply in a thread Another Reason to get OUT of California >>> 9/30/2020 3:12 PM

Personally I think hybrids are the future. Combing both technologies. Smaller engines and fewer and smaller batteries. There is so much IC tech left to tap and a lot already exists. For example eliminating cams. Let solenoids operate valves. On cars ... more »

Added reply in a thread Another Reason to get OUT of California >>> 9/30/2020 12:36 PM

E vehicles are not emissions free. The electricity to charge the batteries comes from sources that emit emissions. Are they as a whole cleaner than internal combustion engines? Possibly and even probably. How much more efficient? 5%? 20,30? What is going ... more »

Added reply in a thread How about Stu Baylor! 9/17/2020 9:23 AM

If your writing checks you want certain things. True in any endeavor. The more money involved and lots of public exposure the more is expected.

Started new thread If you take your bike to a shop for service 9/15/2020 7:43 AM

Please take a stand. There are only so many walls to lean them against.

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Added reply in a thread Beta 300 RX to be announced, let the speculation begin 9/12/2020 7:01 AM

It’s up now for RR-S units. May not see it on 2 strokes.

Added reply in a thread Beta 300 RX to be announced, let the speculation begin 9/11/2020 6:25 PM

It’s coming back. Saw an email today. I will look tomorrow again.

Added reply in a thread Beta 300 RX to be announced, let the speculation begin 9/11/2020 2:28 PM

Not yet. Still a few weeks away.

Added reply in a thread Beta 300 RX to be announced, let the speculation begin 9/11/2020 10:53 AM

Race editions have not been released yet. Ordering on them starts in a couple more weeks but expect them to go really fast. I have all the Beta's I ordered sold when they arrive. Also got signed up as a GasGas dealer. Still have not heard whats going ... more »

Added reply in a thread What Gen are you? 8/29/2020 6:33 PM

Gen 1..Western Auto mini bike with a Tecumseh engine....rear brake was a plate that rubbed the rear tire.

Added reply in a thread 2020 yz450f problems 8/26/2020 3:41 PM

That's a classic lubrication failure. Next thing is to figure out why. Check the oil pump gear and any oil screens, if there are oil jets in the head look for one to be clogged up. Its hard to tell from the pic but there looks like some trace amounts ... more »

Added reply in a thread How do the Betas and TM brands compare to the big five? 8/21/2020 5:36 AM

Something to keep in mind when shopping boutique brands. The only one where the factory owns the US distributor is Beta. They have a much more stable operation in the US and aftermarket support is better. As a result resale value is getting better with ... more »

Added reply in a thread Your claim to fame 8/14/2020 5:31 PM

Yea right..she was hot af and about a year from never playing clubs ever again. I was potentially a tad over eager.

Added reply in a thread Your claim to fame 8/14/2020 10:44 AM

Met Chris Robinson from the Black Crow's when they were an opening act at a club in Raleigh NC in the late 80's. I told him he sounded like Steve Marriott from Humble Pie and he had never heard of them. Years later a heard an interview with him and he ... more »